2010 Brut Anderson Valley (1 X 750 ML)

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Made in a Blanc de Noirs style, focused on the Pinot Noir grape, the 2010 Brut Anderson Valley showcases our very best vineyards from this small coastal valley in southern Mendocino County. Lying 15-20 miles inland from the rugged, cool Pacific coastline, Anderson Valley welcomes heavy fogs and cool temperatures throughout the growing season. These climatic conditions allow for excellent flavor development and acid retention in the sparkling wine grapes that we grow there. The characteristic tangy, red berry and orange citrus flavors of our Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs form the core of this brut offering.

While we harvested our first fruit from the Anderson Valley back in 1992, this 2010 offering is only the fourth time we have released a Schramsberg sparkling wine solely from the fruit grown in this viticultural appellation. Following in the track of the initial 2001 Brut Anderson Valley release, this bright, crisp sparkler will age beautifully, evolving for years to come with attractive caramelized and toasted flavor attributes.

With over three and a half years of aging on the yeast, the nuttiness and baked bread characteristics derived from the yeast aging in the bottle are noteworthy. Made in limited quantities and highlighting our best lots from this exceptional growing region, our winemaking team is very excited to release this sparkling wine.

Tasting notes

Tangerine, light floraland raspberry notes burst out of the glass, followed by ripe cherry and layers of sweet red fruits. The fruitful intensity is complemented by complex aromas of almond and white mocha. Flavors are generous with pastry dough, orange and rhubarb. The balanced palate has a mouthwatering sweet and sour acidity that is long and lingering.- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies

Reviews

92 Points
This lively, crisp and tantalizing wine emphasizes fresh green apple aromas, vivid citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit, and a rather full body from energetic bubbles. An attractively tart mouthfeel turns creamier with each sip. It does just what a brut style is supposed to in terms of refreshment and lip-smacking flavors.- Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice (August 2015)
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